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Early Childhood Education Certificate

COMPLETE YOUR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE – 100% ONLINE

The Early Childhood Education Certificate is designed to help educators to fully understand the growth and development of children – from birth through eight years of age. Since children are driven by a natural curiosity and determination, it makes them the perfect learners. Teachers can harness this curiosity and leverage their love of learning by understanding the developmental changes that accompany childhood and guide their students as they explore new areas of life.

The Early Childhood Education Certificate consists of five courses that provide a strong foundation in theory and practices, focused on the total environment of the child. Students who complete this certificate will be able to address the unique needs of young children, including those with exceptionalities and special needs.

Please note that this certificate is not equivalent to a credential.

I am very thankful for taking this course. I learned valuable information that will help me as I continue teaching Transitional Kindergarten. It's very easy to use Moodle and I'm glad we have access to all the resources right on each module. Thank you!

-Educator, California

I enjoyed and learned a lot from the information in this course. I especially enjoyed the connecting the developmental assets to children's literature.

-Educator, Pennsylvania

BENEFITS OF EARNING AN ONLINE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

Continuing education is made possible for K-14 educators with busy schedules through Fresno Pacific University Continuing Education. Earning an online certificate is possible for the working teacher due to the benefits outlined below.

Convenience  

Learn at your pace 100% online and advance your skills while still working a full-time job.

Flexibility  

Enroll in individual courses anytime and take up to an entire year to complete each course online. There is no time limit on when you need to complete all the required/elective courses to earn your certificate.

Support  

Instructors are available to give you lifelong individualized support, whether you are a current or previous student.

Value  

FPU’s certificate emphasizes the importance of early childhood education for the classroom and gives time for teacher practice, engagement, and reflection.

Expertise  

Course instructors at FPU are veteran teachers with classroom experience and advanced degrees who are instrumental in the development of engaging courses.

Salary  

Professional development courses can help you earn certifications and salary increases. Some districts offer thousands of dollars per year for taking courses.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES

Enroll in and complete at least 15 units from any of the elective courses below.
Elective Courses:

HOW DO I OBTAIN MY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE?

  1. Complete at least 15 units of elective courses listed above.
  2. Click to download the application form.
  3. Return completed application form to CE office, as stated on the form.
  4. Upon receipt of the completed application form, and verification of successful completion of the 15 units, the certificate is awarded and posted to the participant's transcript.